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New partnership trains adults 55 to find jobs [STEPPING UP]

"The US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration has partnered with Easterseals through the latter’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSCEP) to address the highest unemployment rate among older adults in 50 years, due to the pandemic. "

Redefine your customer experience with a digital platform [MINDSET SHIFT]

"A new report from consulting firm Frost & Sullivan argues that for business to adapt more rapidly to market changes, understand and meet customer expectations and anticipate their needs, they need a 360-degree view of the customer, possible only with a digital platform. Specifically, The right mix of technology ensures that data and context from the initial contact carries over to subsequent channels, reducing customer effort, improving the customer interaction, and enabling the business to tailor the customer journey while reducing cost.”"

AI detects facial changes in Parkinson’s disease [ABOUT FACE]

"The use of facial recognition software generally is contentious, prompting a wide range of reactions, from people concerned about privacy to others grateful that such software can help identify criminals or lost loved ones. But on the research front, the artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology can serve other purposes, such as potentially identifying Parkinson’s disease progression."

Boost computer use, comfort by tweaking monitor settings [EYE-OPENER]

"The pandemic has spurred a large increase in the use of tablets and other electronic devices, but have you thought about what that may mean for older eyes? A recent study of glaucoma patients shows that tweaking computer monitor settings improved visual comfort, and suggests the approach could help all older adults. "

US Alzheimer’s Association offers new training, certification for caregivers [GET AHEAD]

"The Alzheimer's Association® has launched a new training program with a certification exam aimed at educating professionals in long-term and community-based care settings — including assisted living and in-home care — on current evidence-based, person-centered practices to care for people living with dementia."

During the first wave of coronavirus pandemic older adults left home mainly for physical activity

"In spring 2020, when the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic hit Finland, older adults drastically reduced their out-of-home activities. During the period of government restrictions, physical exercise was the most common reason to leave home, a recent study at the University of Jyväskylä Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences finds."

Multisystem failure regarding frailty necessitates multisystem intervention

"Physicians understand frailty as a dysregulation among multiple systems in the body that make it less resilient and unable to recover completely when faced with a physical challenge such as injury or illness. Defining frailty on a scientific level, however, has been a challenging task, explains Ravi Varadhan, Ph.D., associate professor of oncology in the Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center."

Link Senior Development and Insight Senior Living announce start of construction on Ativo Senior Living of Prescott Valley

"Link Senior Development and Insight Senior Living announce the start of construction on their latest senior living community Ativo Senior Living of Prescott Valley. Located near Bob Edwards Park at the corner of East Long Look Drive and North Viewpoint Drive in Prescott Valley, Arizona, the 5.3-acre campus consists of 130 residences across more than 117,000 square feet. The community will include a mix of Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care units ranging from studio apartments to 2-bedroom cottages."

Midlife loneliness is a risk factor for Dementia and Alzheimer's disease

"Being persistently lonely during midlife (ages 45-64) appears to make people more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer's Disease (AD) later in life. However, people who recover from loneliness, appear to be less likely to suffer from dementia, compared to people who have never felt lonely."

Atria utilizes tech innovation to promote the health and well-being

"Atria Senior Living, a leading operator of senior living communities across the United States and Canada, is incorporating key lessons learned in its COVID-19 experience into its care program for post-pandemic life and beyond."

Study reveals multigenerational living nearly quadrupled in the past decade

"A new study from Generations United, Family Matters: Multi generational Living is on the Rise and Here to Stay, finds that the number of Americans living in a multigenerational household with three or more generations has nearly quadrupled over the past decade, with a dramatic increase of 271 percent from 2011 to 2021 (7 percent vs. 26 percent). Generations United estimates 66.7 million adults ages 18+ in the U.S. are living in a multigenerational household; that's more than 1 in 4 Americans. Among those living in a multi generational household, nearly 6 in 10 (57 percent) say they started or are continuing to live together because of the COVID-19 pandemic."

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